Jackson Mayor Lumumba wins Democratic primary election


JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – Jackson Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba declared victory in the Democratic municipal primary election.

With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Lumumba had 69 percent of the vote.

On the Republican side, Jason Wells had 291 votes, and Ponto Downing had 105 votes. Whoever wins will face Lumumba and Independent candidates Shafeqah Lodree, Charlotte Reeves and Les Tannehill in the general election on June 8.

I want to thank the residents of Jackson. I thank you beautiful, beautiful people.  People of understanding.  People of intellect and intelligence. People who are resilient.  

I want to be clear that this election is about our declaration that we will continue to build an Administration based on integrity, resilience, self-determination, and dignity. I want to thank you for your confidence in me, your confidence in this Administration, and your hope that we can do better working together.  

Our city is pregnant with possibilities and through God’s love, divine ability, and guidance, we believe that this city can be the jewel we truly know it to be.”

Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba, Mayor of Jackson

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